Today’s center consoles are more versatile than ever, with chameleon-like deck layouts that can be clutter-free and fishing-friendly one minute and filled with comfy seating and dinette tables the next.
When fishermen who are fishing aren’t talking about fish, they often talk about fishing boats. At least, that’s what Martha’s Vineyard angler David Thompson and his friends would do back in the 1960s.
Whether she’s sashaying around a mooring ball, tugging on her lines at the slip or resting her quarters on a trailer, a small boat can be your best friend.
Rod Fortier, owner of Fortier Boats in Somerset, Massachusetts, is a let’s-get-down-to-business kind of guy. He doesn’t much like to be interviewed, and he refuses to be photographed. His father, Roger Fortier — the company’s founder, who died in 2011 — wasn’t much for photographs, either.
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